Hi, so my gourami that I just added into my tank is injured. When i was doing a water change he swam up the siphon tube, i panicked and pulled it out the water. He fell back into the water in injured the base of his dorsal fin. Half of his fin is a dark grey, so i imagine that part of his fin is dead. I heard that if the base is injured the fin wont grow back.
My plan is to get him into a net, then put him into a small container of water that has clove oil in it. After he is sedated i will sterilize a pair of scissors and cut off all of the dead fin and thr part of the base that is injured. Then ill put him into a 5.5g hospital tank with an established sponge filter. Ill have some erythromycin on stand by.
If any part of my plan sounds bad please tell me.